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terbinafine fungal nail infection

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Not likely.: Damaged or not, the nails should continue to grow. The thickness of nails can be due to fungus as well as injury and sometimes both. The nail growth c ... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably not: The itching probably has more to do with the fungal infection. I would take 25 - 50 mg of benedryl at night to help the itching. Cool compresses wit ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I don't when the last time was that your nails were looked at by a dermatologist. If the what you are describing as dark thin marks are verticl ... Read More
A 12-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Antifungal therapy: You may need oral antifungal tablets as well as over the counter topical antifungal creams. Some antifungals are available as a type of nail lacquer ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Many: Topical antifungals, oral antifungals, removal of toenail, laser treatment.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Nail fungus: You would be most likely to have success with an oral or paint on antifungal medication prescribed by your physician/ podiatrist or dermatologist. Ta ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
No.: Nail fungal infection would not respond to topical antigungal, no matter it's cream, liquid or gel. Only certain oral antifingals would help.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
27 years experience in Dermatology
Antifungal: Usually need an oral therapy such as laminal.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Tea tree oil...: Has been used to treat fungal infections. I've seen some success on skin and mucus membranes. Nails, however, are a different story. They are much ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
18 years experience in Dermatology
No: Sweaty shoes, in themselves, will not cause nail fungus. However, fungus can contaminate sweaty shoes, making treatment of nail fungus difficult. I ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Onychomycosis: These usually require oral medications which can only be obtained by prescription. See a doctor and get this treated asap. They can cause permanent ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keira Barr
21 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: As long as you are talking about prescription Lamisil (terbinafine) by mouth. Topical will not do much for the toenails.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Topical tolnaftate is an effective antifungal medication.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience in Dermatology
Nail fungus therapy: Naftin (naftifine) is not effective therapy against nail fungus. In fact, no topical creams or lotions have any beneficial effect against this infect ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amram Dahukey
40 years experience in Podiatry
no: There is no evidence that it can cure the fungus, tolnaftate with special solution and Penlac (ciclopirox) are the preparations effective topically.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
18 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Athletes foot is a superficial skin infection usually caused by trichophyton genus fungal organisms. It can be treated with over-the-counter or presc ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Tolnaftate is a topical antifungal medication.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Lamisil (terbinafine) is pregnancy category b which means that it is safe during pregnancy.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
I don't find: Any topicals to be very effective on toe nail fungus. Oral Lamisil (terbinafine) is much more effective.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience in Podiatry
Creams? Neither.: Topical creams don't really work on toenail fungus. The fungus isn't this problem--creams just can't penetrate the nails very well. Nail fungus is a ... Read More
A 89-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in Dermatology
Toenail: Best treatment for toenail fungus is a pill called Lamisil or generic, terbinafine. Ask your dermatologist for a prescription. It will take three mont ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience in Podiatry
It is very good: It has a good track record for the most common nail infections. It is tolerated well, affordable and generally effective. This medicine is by pre ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience in Wound care
Not by itself: Anti fungals of any type will only help if the infection is fungal. Even then that would only be part of the answer. The ingrown nail must still be ... Read More
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